Understanding the intricacies and penalties of Ohio's alcohol/chemical abuse impaired driving laws is a daunting task. An individual who tests over .08 on the standard breath test is considered to be operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol. Further, refusal to take any alcohol measuring test will result in the suspension of the driver's operating permit for not less than one year. However, defenses are available relative to these traffic charges and the State is required to prove each element of the offense and to further prove that not only was there a legal basis to make a traffic stop, but also to prove sufficient factors to establish that probable cause existed for the arrest of the individual. Navigating the complexities of the court system and the Bureau of Motor Vehicles' system as to the impact upon an individual's driving privileges, penalties, points, and potential incarceration mandate the retention of experienced and competent legal counsel to provide full representation and to protect the individual's constitutional rights.